|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to labor|
senate Bill S845
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Labor Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S845 (ACTIVE) - Details
S845 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S845 SPONSOR: GOUNARDES TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing for an initial hearing in every case for a claim of compensation PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to ensure that injured workers receive adequate due process and access to benefits. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends subdivision 1 of section 20 of the workers' compen- sation law to require the Workers' Compensation Board to hold at least one hearing for every claim. Section 2: Establishes the effective date.
S845 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 845 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GOUNARDES, JACKSON, MAY, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing for an initial hearing in every case for a claim of compensation THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 20 of the workers' compensation law, as amended by chapter 635 of the laws of 1996, is amended to read as follows: 1. At any time after [the expiration of the first seven days of disa- bility on the part of] an INJURY OF THE injured employee, or at any time after the employee's death, a claim for compensation may be presented to the employer or to the chair. The board shall HOLD AN INITIAL HEARING FOR EACH CLAIM AND SHALL have full power and authority to determine all questions in relation to the payment of claims presented to it for compensation under the provisions of this chapter. The chair or board shall make or cause to be made such investigation as it deems necessary, and upon application of either party, shall order a hearing, and within thirty days after a claim for compensation is submitted under this section, or such hearing closed, shall make or deny an award, determin- ing such claim for compensation, and file the same in the office of the chair. Immediately after such filing the chair shall send to the parties a copy of the decision. Upon a hearing pursuant to this section either party may present evidence and be represented by counsel. The decision of the board shall be final as to all questions of fact, and, except as provided in section twenty-three of this article, as to all questions of law. Except as provided in section twenty-seven of this article, all awards of the board shall draw simple interest from thirty days after the making thereof at the rate provided in section five thousand four of EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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